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The Shadow Pandemic: COVID-19's Impact on Women

Americas 360

Release Date: 04/14/2021

The economic and social impacts of COVID-19 have been severe across the globe, but across the Americas and in other regions, women have suffered disproportionately. The pandemic's effects range from a decline in women's labor force participation to a surge in gender-based violence during lockdowns. Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean Alicia Bárcena joins us to discuss the unique challenges and inequalities faced by women in the region.